Is peace a goal worthy of pursuing?

United States
December 20, 2006 6:02pm CST
It seems self evident that it is, but it seems that this "peace" never arrives. How do we account forthis?
4 responses
@emjehe89 (287)
• Australia
21 Dec 06
fighting to get peace always seems to defeat the purpose to me..i think if we stopped focusing on it so much, and quit fighting there would be alot more peace than before
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• United States
21 Dec 06
it would seem that way, except, if my memory is working today, that western europe tried that appoach with Hitler and 15 million people later...
• United States
21 Dec 06
I believe it is selfishness. Peace seems like a great idea until your toes are being stepped on and then the old "right to self defense" kicks in and suddenly peace is a lot less important. If we could learn to actually turn the other cheek, I think there would be less violence. When we think we need payback, we may get it, but then they want their payback, and so on and it never ends. I don't think we should do nothing, but there are other ways to solve problems than killing each other.
• United States
21 Dec 06
you are my hero...
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
21 Dec 06
total peace is definitely one hard thing to achieve. everyone seems to disagree about everything! total peace is only attainable in our dreams. but in reality, it's difficult. unless we all kill the lefties, then, we can have peace.
• United States
21 Dec 06
Or how about killing all the righties?
@smuggeridge (2157)
21 Dec 06
humans generally can't get along, theres always been fighting and arguing and probably always will be, suppose all we can hope to do is limit it as little as possible
• United States
21 Dec 06
humanity is a disease perhaps, infesting themselves with this bitter hatred of themselves...